Procedures and Consular Services



To apply for a new passport, applicants must send by courrier to the Embassy the following:

1. Passport Application Form duly completed and signed by the applicant. Forms can be

obtained from the Embassy or downloaded here: Passport Application Form (PDF) 


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2. Photocopy of the Paraguayan Cedula de Identidad, both sides (preferable in color). Do not send the original.

3. Photocopy of the Paraguayan passport about to expire or already expired (from the page with personal data and of the last renovation, if the case. Preferable in color). Do not send the original passport.

4. A recent photo size 5 x 7 cm, white background (Canadian passport type).

5. Signature card obtainable at the Embassy or downloaded here: signature Signature Card card (PDF)

7- Not have an arrest warrant pending in Paraguay.

• Passports are printed in Paraguay and then forwarded to the Embassy.
• Processing time: between 5-6 weeks. Please contact the Embassy by e-mail: at that time please check with the Embassy reception of passport.
• Once the Passport is received, the applicant must attend personally to sign it and pay the fee of $55.00 (fifty-five U.S. dollars) payable by Money Order or Draft cheque to the Embassy of Paraguay. For more information about personal attendance, please contact directly with the Embassy at (1) 613-567-1005.
Consular passport for minors:
In order to request a consular passport for a minor, the application must be signed by both parents. In case the application is signed by just one parent, he/she must present proper legal authorization to do so. Otherwise, the signatory must justify custody of the minor or send the Death Certificate of the deceased parent. If one of the parents is not in Canada, he/she must send a notarial authorization for the issuance of the Passport.
The following documents must also be presented:
Birth certificate
Copy of ID cards from both parents
No name change on consular passports:
The National Police is the only government institution authorized to make name changes in ID cards and passports. Embassies and Consulates are not authorized to do so. In case the need arises due to changes on the civil status of a person, the request has to be presented to the proper office of the National Police in Paraguay.
Note: Starting April 1, 2010, in order to comply with the Document 9303 of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICOA) regarding machine readable official travel document, consular passports are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Asuncion and then send to the Embassy to be gived to the applicant. Consular passports are valid for five years and they are not renewable.


Emergency and Temporary Passports


The Embassy issues travel documents to Paraguayan citizens in order to facilitate their return to the country, in case their passports were lost, destroyed, stolen or expired. The travel document is only valid to travel to Paraguay within thirty days of the date of issuance.

To obtain the Emergency or Temporary passport, the applicant must:

• Bring expired Paraguayan passport or ID card. If not in possession of any of these documents, the applicant needs to provide a police report or an affidavit stating the reason for not having them.

• Provide a passport size photo.

• Pay the consular fee of U$S 30.00 with money order or cashier's check payable to the EMBASSY OF PARAGUAY. Personal and company checks are not accepted.


Minors under the age of 18 are not allowed to apply on their own. Parents or tutors must apply in person for it and signed the application. In case the parents are absent, either an authorization issued by the Judiciary in Paraguay or an authorization to travel signed by both parents is needed. In order to confirm identity the following documents must be presented:

• Copy of passports or ID cards from both parents

• Copy of the minor’s birth certificate

• Document to prove legal custody, in case of absence of one or both parents






  • Repatriations


    1- Filled out and sign the application form provided by the Embassy.

    2- Have a Paraguayan ID card or passport.

    3- Hold Paraguayan citizenship.

    4- Present documents that prove at least two years of residency in Canada.

    5- Provide a list of all personal items to be taken back to Paraguay.

    6- Provide the original bill of lading and a copy.

    7- Provide two (2) passport size photos.







Documents and Legalization Fees

Shipments to Paraguay

Legalization of Additional Documents

Provincial Government Offices of Signatures



For documents to have legal status in Paraguay, they must be legalized by the embassy's Consular Section according to the following procedure:


1-  An original or a notarized copy of each document must first be legalized by a

provincial government office of signatures, or by the: 

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada 

Authentication and Service of Documents Division (JLAC) 

125 Sussex Drive 

Ottawa, Ontario 


2- Upon legalization by a Canadian government authority, the document(s) must be submitted to the Consular Section of the Embassy of Paraguay in Canada.

3- Payments have to be made with money order or Bank's Draft payable to the EMBASSY OF PARAGUAY. Personal and company cheques are not accepted.